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School Leaving

Volume 887: debated on Monday 24 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the circumstances and conditions whereby a pupil may leave school before attaining the age of 16 years.

The upper limit of the compulsory school age in England is attained before the sixteenth birthday by pupils who become 16 between the end of the summer term at their school and the beginning of the following September. Such pupils may leave at the end of the summer term.